Well, this is going to be a short and sweet intro to the Outdoor Play Party this week. We are busy outdoors, enjoying the last few days of summer.

outdoor play partySo, I really don’t have too much to share today other than to say I hope your summer is going well and please link up to the party. I’ll be back in the full swing of things next time. For this week, enjoy all the outdoor play ideas that are linked up below…then grab the kids and GET OUTSIDE!



Wrapping Up Our Summer #KinderMom

bike rides

The summer of 2014 is coming to an end. Isn’t it funny how excited we get to be done with school in June and how much we crave the routine come September. I guess a lifetime of sticking to this schedule has had an affect on us. The end of August means it’s time to […]

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Gone Fishing…back in a bit

gone fishing

Yesterday I was sitting at the computer, putting the finishing touches on my daily blog post. The girls were eating their breakfast and watching a couple of show on Kids CBC. I sat typing feverishly on the computer. This has become our summer routine.  Most mornings I primp my post, publish my post, share it […]

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Seasonal Peach Salad with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

peach salad

Peach season – one of the most wonderful times of the year. Southern Ontario is one of the best locations for growing peaches. Every August fresh, plump, fragrant peaches and nectarines arrive by the basketful in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. This year we made the trip to the town of St.Jacobs – about 1 […]

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Going on a Colour Hunt with Kids

colour walk with kids

One of the things I love about outdoor play is how simple it can be. You don’t need any fancy equipment to get kids enjoying their time outside. This week the girls and I were out doing a few errands, as we set off for our walk home we decided to turn our ordinary walk home […]

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Reduce Food Waste with a Weekly Meal Planner

meal planner

We went grocery shopping this weekend. Every trip to the grocery store is proceeded by a cleaning of the fridge – out with the old and in with the new. This past weekend I took a conscious look at what food I was throwing away. Leftovers. The end of pasta dishes, coleslaw, dead lettuce, mouldy […]

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(Almost) Homemade Blueberry Pie

homemade blueberry pie

Sometimes necessity really is the mother of invention. Last weekend I had a craving for blueberry pie. My husband and I were planning a nice dinner with just the two of us. For whatever reason blueberry pie became our necessity. When I suggested I bake a pie, my sweet husband said he didn’t want me to […]

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Back to School Books for Kids

back to school books for kids

We’ve made it to the halfway point of the summer and while we don’t want to start thinking about heading back to school…the time has come. This is actually a great time to start the back to school book reading. My daughters love going back to school. However, for many kids the first day of […]

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Super Simple No Bake Cookie Recipes

no bake cookie recipes

We love making cookies, no matter the time of year. Unfortunately, in the heat of the summer it isn’t the best time to pre-heat the oven and bake. I try and stay away from using the oven in the summer…so baking is often out of the question. So, how to can we feed our cookie […]

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Fun Ways to Play With Water

water play

This week for the Outdoor Play Party we are focusing on water play. Well, actually I took my cue from all of you. Last week we had so many awesome posts linked up where kids were playing with water…I had to feature them all. So, today I’ve put together a collection of super fun water […]

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